Will participants be able to address questions directly to speakers?
All participants will be allowed to address questions. The recommended method is through the Chat. In each session, a group composed of the Session Chair, the Commission Chair, speakers and experts will also have the possibility to speak, present and interact with participants.
How does a presentation get on-line? Are all presentations managed by the Chair?
Presenters may choose to present their content from their device (PC, Tablet, Laptop) by sharing themselves their screens; in this case, they’ll have full control on what is shown. As an alternative, since a director will be following each session, the presenter or the Chair may ask for support.
In case of pre-registered presentations, it is recommended that these are put on-line by the director under the guidance of the Commission Chair.
Can each participant join any IIW Commission? How it will be recognised by the Chair?
Participants with full registration will be able to join any session. The Chair will recognise the participant’s presence in real time, as there will be a list of participants in the Chair’s panel.
Active participation is always possible through the Chat and for voting (if allowed).
Is there a limitation in the length of a presentation intended?
The duration of the presentation is a decision of the Session Chair. Please consider that in an on-line environment, presentations should be shortened to ensure they make the proper impact on participants. For a technical paper, the recommended duration is 12 to 15 minutes.
Are the Chairs collecting full papers ahead of the sessions?
How is a recommendation for Welding in the World realized in the meetings? This on-line IIW Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies.
Chairs of IIW Commissions are already collecting papers. Recommendations to publish in Welding in the World will follow the usual rules as well, with a group screening of documents and voting of delegates.
Will guidelines be sent out on equipment needed to run a session?
The meeting will be run with ZOOM. See System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
What is the deadline for presentations so that they are ready for the IIW Annual Assembly?
Pre-recorded presentations should be made available before 1 July 2021. Please don’t forget to contact the Chairman of your meeting to announce your presentation as soon as possible, to let the Chair manage the Agenda for the meeting.
Do I need to pre-record my presentation?
Speakers may present their contributions live or pre-recorded. Pre-recording is recommended to limit risks associated with unstable internet connections
What format do you recommend for prerecording the presentations?
Pre-recorded presentations include a video of the speaker, his content and his voice. These should be recorded in format MP4 compressed, aspect Ratio 16:9and with a 1280×720 pixels.